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Paul Smith
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I don't know about you, but I've been generally unimpressed with the increasingly technologizing of bikes lately. Until I came across SmartHalo. Rather than be impressive on the website but a complete pain in the ass to use in the real world, they really seem to have thought things through, making it unobtrusive and malleable to a range of people's needs, simply.

Something like this could be a huge boon to getting the undecided to get on a bike, and those already riding to do it more. 

One of the key things I see is it's increasing people's feelings of safety, protecting their bike from theft, and the device itself not being required to install/remove/install/remove whenever you're away your bike. What have you found in the smart bike realm that's interested you? Have you heard of SmartHalo?
In cities, biking is part of the urban mobility flow. We've given good reasons to bike since we began publishing. Now entrepreneurs think more people will bike if bikes are smarter via gadgets.
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Hahaha, nice one John! Now I'm hearing the Simon sounds in my head. Oh the hours I spent playing that as a kiddo....
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Whether or not you support urban farming, a 4 day Tahoe holiday for $300 is an amazing +Indiegogo perk #LASTDAY  
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It’s interesting to see that, while the world is getting increasingly urbanized, ruralization within cities is also playing an increasing role. Given the epic water issues in major food production hubs, it's more important than ever. The Urban Homesteader hopes to accelerate the mainstreaming of it.
The Urban Homesteader is a unique start-up project that teaches people how to turn their small urban space into a modern homestead.
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Yeah I hear you +Lynne Watanabe  urban gardening can be tricky. Perhaps time to seek out others nearby who have more amenable land/locations, and do things together?
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Do you just want a solid hour with a sharp outside mind focused on your green minded business? Yes, that’d be me. Let’s, shall we? I have a few spots left this week. #microconsulting   #messaging   #copywriting   #strategy  #trends #PR #blogging #susty  #Portland
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Let's face it: Most urban farming is overpriced underproducing window dressing. Flatpackable, cloud controlled, smartly innovative Cityblooms is poised to make a huge impact, able to be deployed everywhere from the most complex urban nooks to import dependent islands, solar powered.
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I know these guys. Great company.
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Bike frame as lock. Intriguing. Your thoughts?
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But I think that finding new paths to greater security is a good thing, as it's a big issue, especially in urban environments. 
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In the last 3 months I've been getting know an amazing woman, Holly Hagerman. The founder of Green Rising, she's a unique, pragmatic and powerful voice, as a woman, as a business owner, as someone who cares about our future, as a society and a planet.

I'd like to see her present at SXSW, and if you'd take 2 minutes to thumb up her proposed session, I'd really appreciate it. Share this post with friends if you feel so moved. Thanks!
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What happens when the Beverly Hillbillies meet the Silicon Valley? Magic. 
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With California getting kicked in the ag by water issues, urban homesteading makes more sense than ever. But for most of us it feels like a twee hobby of Portlandians. I like how the Urban Homesteader project is making it much more accessible and doable for many of us. Rather than presuming we have palatial (or any) backyards, much of what they're sharing is doable even in cramped urban apartments. Go support their Indiegogo! 
This ambitious project aims to teach city folks how to produce their own fresh food, and to work toward sustainable living in an urban setting.
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This is a good question, with a provocative yet common sense path forward. What's your thoughts on this?
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Well put Leslie, totally agree.
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Hey everybody, I’ve got good news: Are you seeking a nuanced, assured, well connected ally to tell and get told your company’s story, via strong #PR, #Copywriting, #SocialMedia? I have a few openings, filling fast, that I wanted you all to have the chance to know about. Let’s talk! #spreadtheword
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Pop #investor question: who/which companies would you see investing in the #startup intersection of food & tech?
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Sustainable Business Consultant, Global Trend Tracker, Green Business Blogger, Ghost Writer, Spreader of the Bike Gospel
Employment
  • GreenSmith Consulting
    2012 - present
  • Triple Pundit
    Green Business Blogger, 2007 - present
  • GreenSmith Consulting
    Sustainable Business Consultant, Global Trend Tracker/Analyst, Digital PR/Social Media for Green(ing) and Bike Industry Businesses, Podcaster, 2007 - present
  • 3rdWhale Mobile
    Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2009
  • Greenhome.com
    Content creator, site optimizer, 2006 - 2006
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Currently
Portland, Oregon
Previously
Nevada City, California - San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Oakland, California - London, England - Santa Barbara, California
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I live at the intersection of sustainability, urban innovation and cycling.
Introduction
@GreenSmith || Global trend tracker for the greater good. PR. Copywriter. Green Business Consultant. I live at the intersection of sustainability, urban innovation & cycling.
Bragging rights
Was an extra on Postman Always Rings Twice, am a geekoneer having been on In Search Of while at Computer Camp in 1980
Education
  • Presidio Graduate School
    2005
  • Goleta Valley Junior High
  • Dos Pueblos High School
  • San Jose State University
    BA Advertising, Minor in German, 1988 - 1992
  • Presidio Graduate School
    MBA, Sustainable Management, 2005 - 2007
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